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Autoimmune Awareness Month

March is national autoimmune awareness month. 50 million Americans are affected by autoimmune diseases, where the body attacks itself. It affects 75% women more than men. They are one of the top ten killers among women under age 64. There are over 100 autoimmune diseases such as:

  • lupus
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • ulcertive colitis
  • crohn’s disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Narcolepsy

Among others. Click here for a more complete list.

These disease tend to cluster in families. If your grandparents had an autoimmune disease, you are at a greater risk of developing one.

Less than 13% of Americans can name an autoimmune disease.

For more information please visit the following sites:

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association sites:

https://www.aarda.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Autoimmunity/

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